Planning policy

Adopted - Affordable Workspace and Railway Arches Supplementary Planning Documents

On 5 October the council adopted two supplementary planning documents (SPDs). The new Affordable Workspace SPD and the Railway Arches SPD supplement the borough's Local Plan policies.

Affordable Workspace and Railway Arches SPDs

Local Plan 

On 28 February 2018, the council adopted its new Local Plan. This plan replaces the Core Strategy 2011 and the Development Management Local Plan 2013 and together with the London Plan forms the Development Plan for the borough.

Local Plan

Planning guidance SPD

On 28 February 2018, the council adopted the Planning Guidance Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This document provides more detailed guidance on the application of policies within the Local Plan 2018.

Planning Guidance SPD

Spatial planning research and evidence base

Background research reports, technical papers, on-going studies, surveys and monitoring (including housing five year supply).

Spatial planning research

Neighbourhood Development Plans

The 2011 Localism Act has introduced powers for local communities to produce a new type of community-led plan known as a Neighbourhood Development Plan (or ‘Neighbourhood Plan’, for short).

Neighbourhood Development Plans

Article 4 Directions

 Article 4 Directions to remove permitted development rights in the borough. For more information click below:

Article 4 Directions 

Community Infrastructure Levy

This is a new power which allows us to levy a charge on the net increase in gross internal area floorspace arising from new development in order to fund infrastructure that is needed to support development in the area. On 20 May 2015 and pursuant to section 213 of the Planning Act 2008, we approved the borough Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule. This took effect on 1 September 2015.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme explains our current development plans and the timetable and programme for the adopted Local Plan, February 2018.

Local Development Scheme (LDS)

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (adopted November 2015)

The revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted on 2 November 2015 and replaces the 2013 SCI. The document sets out how the council wishes to involve residents in the planning process, both in the preparation of planning policy documents and in the consideration of planning applications.

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (adopted November 2015)

Brownfield Register

The Brownfield Land Register provides publicly available information on all known brownfield sites in Hammersmith & Fulham using data from the council’s development plans and sites with planning permission. Local Planning Authorities in England are required to prepare, maintain and publish a register of previously developed (brownfield) land which is suitable for housing by 31 December 2017.

Brownfield Register

Self-build and custom build register

Register your interest for a custom or self-build plot and find out more about organisations which can help you.

London Plan 

The Mayor of London adopted a revised London Plan in 2021. Together with our adopted local planning policies, the Mayor of London’s London Plan is also a statutory plan against which planning applications are considered.

London Plan (LP)

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 

Click below for the latest National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Planning policy consultation

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